Network Initiatives

The high-energy rhythm of Brazil comes to the Jacobs Center as Arts for Learning San Diego presents Family Arts Day in the Diamond -- Brazilian Carnival. This family-friendly event is FREE and open to the public and takes place at the amphitheater and the World Court area of the center. This Carnival celebration features the popular local ensemble Sol e Mar. Sol e Mar is dedicated to sharing the
During the training, the teachers became students, walking through each unit and participating in the different learning exercises to get a good grasp on how things were done.
Nick Cave, a widely celebrated multi-media and performance artist, is coming to Buffalo on August 18-20th to meet with key project partners and potential funders to begin planning Plenty, a year-long collaborative arts program designed to engage and connect a variety of social and cultural groups throughout the city of Buffalo.
Young Audiences - Arts for Learning - Virginia, an arts-in-education non-profit organization touching the lives of 10 million Virginia students in the past 60 years joined forces with Todd Rosenlieb Dance, the only professional dance company in Hampton Roads, and Norfolk Public Schools to increase exposure, knowledge and experience with dance and visual art.
75 kindergarten students will celebrate the sound and shape of the alphabet through songs, American Sign Language and dance Wednesday, December 23 beginning at 9 am at Buffalo's Waterfront Elementary school. The performance is open to families, invited guests and the media. The celebration is the culmination of eight 30-minute reading readiness workshops which integrate song, dance, music and
The goal of this Young Audiences of Virginia program is to use dance as a creative way for students to understand math concepts while learning how to be healthy and fit.
Young Audiences New York has partnered with the Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation to bring lively arts performances to the weekly Pitkin Verde Farmer's Market. A Brooklyn neighborhood gathered last week to enjoy song, dance, and fresh produce, transforming a typical Friday into a night of community building and culture.
Students at the Montclair Cooperative, a middle school in Montclair, NJ, have fastidiously worked on their 3-D digital designs that will soon be transformed into kinetic sculptures, some using a 3-D printer... This digital design program is made possible by a New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ AIE Residency Grant.
Math is often stereotypically viewed by society in a negative light, as something that must be “survived” in institutionalized educational settings before being dropped completely upon graduation. People of the anti-math persuasion proffer reasons such as “math is too hard” or “too inaccessible” to explain their abhorrence of numerical expression and geometric function. The question that must be
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“Please don’t cut down all my trees, I need the earth to breathe! Won’t you help me?” This may sound like a line from Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi,” but it’s actually the beginning of the chorus from a song co-written and produced by students and teaching artists from the Red House Program, a segment of Young Audiences of Rochester’s “Rochester Summer Scholars Program”. The Rochester Summer
Chicago, IL - Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE - Young Audiences Arts for Learning's Chicago Affiliate) and Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy are pleased to welcome the Tianjin Peking Opera Company for a “master class” ...
MetLife Learning for Life uses the essential learning and life skills inherent in the arts as an engaging, life-long learning model to promote creativity, critical thinking, cultural awareness, and communication across all subject areas...
Congratulations to Adam Battelstein and his dance company, Catapult for making it to the semi-finals of NBC’s top-rated series, America’s Got Talent!
Sarah Haykel has been a professional dance instructor since 2003 and a teaching artist at Young Audiences of Western New York for more than four years. She specializes in salsa dancing and Latin music and dance, focusing not only on timing, technique, rhythm, footwork, and styling, but on the historical and cultural aspects of Latin music and dance. This past April, she participated in the Young
Last Friday, the 60th Anniversary National Conference participants visited one of three affiliate sites to see the work we do in person...
When I entered the school gym, the teaching artist, Catlin Cobb and twelve students were working on what the kids called the “Group Sculpture”. Each student, assigned with a number, was asked to jump onto the stage and freeze into a spontaneous form... Read more.
The Executive Director of Young Audiences of Abilene, Victoria Spangler was interviewed by the Abilene Reporter-News.
Last Tuesday, February 12, I went on a field trip to watch some 3rd graders perform Mexican dance at P.S. 163 on the Upper West Side. This Young Audiences New York (YANY) Residency, led by a YANY Teaching Artist...
Quiet, but friendly, Anthony was more interested in sports than in school. “He just kind of blended in with the other kids,” says Melanie Bodner, Anthony’s sixth-grade dance teacher at his school in Manahawkin, NJ. “He didn’t have a focus, or something that made him excited to be in school.” But that year, when Young Audiences’ Illstyle & Peace dance troupe came to his school through an
I was fortunate to be part of the Certification Program for Young Audiences from the date when it was first founded in 1982 to a couple of years ago. I truly loved going on those certification on-site visits and serving as a team member. Over the years, I think I was able to visit almost every Young Audiences’ affiliate (then called chapters). The two locations that made the most dramatic growth
Young Audiences of Indiana has successfully launched their after-school program by incorporating dance into video game design. Putting art in the context of fun technology, the program teaches kids how to develop video game design into a future career. Read more at IndyStar.
Dancers from a YA San Diego program performed for the San Diego City Council. The peformance was very well received and City Council members unanimously voted to increase funding for the arts. Check out the article and the video in the Voice of San Diego . http://
Young Audiences Western New York's annual fundraiser is coming up on October 10th and it will bring community leaders together to celebrate their mission of enhancing young people's lives through the arts. The event features a performance by contemporary dance company LehrerDance, plentiful appetizers, a silent auction, raffles, and our annual awards ceremony - honoring outstanding achievement in
This coming Friday, September 14th is the YA of Connecticut's Fall Artist Showcase from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rotella Magnet School in Waterbury. More than 70 artists will engage students in learning through their interactive performances and workshops.
Karim Nagi Mohammed will present an interactive Arabic Music and Dance performance on September 11th and 12th in Simsbury, CT. This will complete his tour of all four of the elementary schools in Simsbury reaching over 2,000 students and teachers! Karim is a native Egyptian who specializes in traditional Arabic music. He uses his traditional foundation to re-imagine the culture, discovering
By Mary Nass On Saturday evening July 28th, fifteen talented dancers and drummers from Young Audiences of Louisiana's 21st Century Community Learning Centers program at Woodmere and Lincoln Elementary Schools took to the stage of the Los Angeles Music Center in front of a crowd of 3,197 enthusiastic arts supporters. The Dizzy Feet Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 2009 by Hollywood
Dancers from Young Audiences of Louisiana Preform at Dizzy Feet Gala In May, dancers from Young Audiences of Louisiana’s Big Easy Award nominated dance program at Woodmere Elementary gave a special performance for Hollywood director and choreographer Adam Shankman . Mr. Shankman, whose Dizzy Feet Foundation funds after school dance programs, was so impressed by their performance that he invited
Dance China NY at Riverfront Recapture Festival On Saturday, August 18 th the Dance China NY from NYC will bring China Patterns to the family stage at Riverfront Recapture Festival in Hartford at 12:30pm. Customs and patterns of life are illustrated in Chinese dances and songs including the Ribbon and Lion Dances. For more information, click here.
Young Audiences of Virginia continues its partnership with Portsmouth Public Schools to provide after school programming to students at three different sites, from March through June. YAV's residencies take a diverse approach to engage the commitment of parents and work to engage them in their children's education and programming. This year, YAV is excited to introduce Dance Impact: ZumbAtomic®.
The students at Salish Ponds Elementary are getting science lessons that really move. Young Audiences has partnered with Portland based BodyVox dance company to bring a series of dance as science workshops to the Fairview school. (((embed video here))) BodyVox dancers are leading five sessions for all 515 students that combine science subjects like astronomy, botany, and physics with modern dance